China
Disruptive weather ahead, part 1: Beijing wants to extend influence over world's meteorological capabilities

Satellite image of Typhoon Lekima approaching southeast China on 10 August, 2019, captured with the permission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Satellite image of Typhoon Lekima approaching southeast China on 10 August, 2019, captured with the permission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). © HO/NOAA/AFP
Against the backdrop of wars in Ukraine and the Middle East and rivalries in the Indo-Pacific and Arctic, having sovereign weather capabilities is once again a priority for Beijing and Washington so they can leverage the data with their allies. As a result, Beijing is redoubling efforts to catch up and supply weather data to countries taking part in its New Silk Road. [...]
Published on 29.11.2023 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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